Syrian regime forces bombed two UNRWA schools in Daraa Camp on August 27.

Syrian regime forces used missiles to shell the al Sefsaf and Ein Karem schools affiliated with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugee (UNRWA) in Daraa camp neighborhood in Daraa city on August 27, 2021, severely damaging the cladding materials on both schools. SNHR can confirm that the schools are located in a residential area and free of any military presence and equipment.

Through this action, Syrian regime forces have, without doubt, committed another violation of Security Council resolutions 2139 and 2254 which prohibit any further indiscriminate attacks, as well as violating the rules of international humanitarian law which stress the distinction between civilians and combatants. Attacks of this nature spread terror and panic among civilians, leading them to flee their lands and homes in an attempt to reach safety, and forcibly displacing them, with the number of internally displaced persons within Syria currently standing at approximately 6.5 million Syrian citizens in total. The international community should put pressure on the Syrian regime and its allies to force them to compensate the displaced victims, rehabilitate homes and vital centers, support the process of political transition, and press all parties to pursue implementation of political transition according to a strict timetable which must not exceed six months, thus enabling millions of IDPs to return to their homes.